Would you like to be trained to support Disabled people to get the welfare benefits they are entitled to?
- Closing date for applications: 21 September 2023
- Contact phone: 02076420040
- Contact email: email@example.com
Disability Advice Service Lambeth (dasl) is Lambeth’s peer-led Disabled People’s Organisation. We’re passionate about making Lambeth an inclusive borough, free of disabling barriers to people that live and work here.
We want to appoint a Disabled person to work and train as an Advice Trainee.
When we say a Disabled person we include people with a long-term health condition, mental health condition; visual, physical or hearing impairment; Deaf people; people who are neurodivergent and people with a learning difficulty.
In this role you will learn to support Disabled people to apply for a range of benefits (for example Personal Independence Payment, Universal Credit or Council Tax support) and appeal decisions.
You don’t need to have done this job before or have any qualifications for this part-time role – full training and support is provided. This post is for 18 months, until March 2025.
We want to employ people who have the right attitude and a desire to learn. You will be able to show your commitment to disability equity, social justice and creating a fair society. You may have your own personal experience of the welfare benefits system.
As you learn and build confidence, knowledge and skills you will start to work with your own caseload with full supervision and support. You will be training at the same time as trainee advice workers in other Disabled People’s Organisations across London so you will be able to share that journey and support each other.
dasl’s success comes from dedicated work of our skilled staff, many of whom are Disabled people. You will be valued for who you are in our supportive and friendly team.
We are working flexibly between home and office. Our office in Brixton is fully accessible.
Please apply by sending us your CV and completed application form before 5pm, Thursday 21st September 2023.
To find out more about this job please contact:
Peter Gay, Interim Director 020 7642 0040; firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be in the week beginning 25th September 2023